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Books & Authors

The looming reality of no survivors left

The lingering reality that one day there will be no more Holocaust survivors left makes Rona Arato’s The Ship to Nowhere an especially important read. 

Arts & Entertainment

Installation brings Yiddish back to Kensington Market area

Kensington Market might not be the epicentre of Jewish life in Toronto, but a new installation brings back some Yiddish.

Portrait of a passionate, if obsessive, artist

A new documentary about the life and work of Jewish American painter Julian Schnabel is an unexpectedly soft and intimate look at an iconoclast.

CHAT GRAD on producing all-yiddish film

Danelle Eliav, a CHAT grad, talks about the challenges of producing Yiddish-language film Menashe.

Film seeks to show chassidic characters who aren’t (only) sad, repressed

Director Joshua Z. Weinstein says that the film was a direct response to stories about the community that prioritized the characters’ sadness and repression.

Travel

Soaking up the Jewish culture in Krakow

Watching Shye Ben Tzur and the Rajasthan Express in Kazimierz. it is not hard to think about the Jews who filled the same ornate shul eight decades ago.

Flying close to the Phoenix sun: Taking in RoRo’s arts scene

RoRo is a dynamic area with a long history dating back to the first concrete sidewalks being poured in 1909. What was once a district known for crime and poverty has transitioned into a flourishing arts neighbourhood.

Sports

Softball gold at Maccabbiah an emotional moment for Osterer clan

Four members of the Osterer family played pivotal roles in Team Canada’s gold medal win in the Maccabiah Games softball tournament. In November 2014, a member of the clan suffered a fatal heart attack at home plate while umpiring a youth game.

Canada wraps up Maccabiah games with 50 medals

Canada owned the podium at this year's Maccabiah Games in Israel, which ended July 18.

Marcel Dionne headlines B’nai Brith golf event

How would today’s golfers, who can drive the ball 350 yards, make out with an old hickory club and other outdated equipment of a a bygone era? asked Marcel Dionne, a participant at a B'nai Brith charity golf event.

Canadian athletes gear up for 20th Maccabiah Games

Volleyball star Josh Binstock will compete in his second consecutive Maccabiah Games one year after representing Canada at the Rio Olympics. Sasha Gollish will vie for a medal in track and field, after representing Canada at the 2015 Pan American Games.

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